Love A Good Story breaks track record at Batavia August 3, 2020

Batavia, NY — It was a big stake day at Batavia Downs on Sunday (Aug. 2) as an all-New York Sire Stake card of racing featured 2 and 3-year-old trotting fillies vying in four divisions for a total of $213,400 in purses.  The highlight of the day was Love A Good Story (Chapter Seven-Celebrity Lovin) who took the second $55,000 division for 3-year-olds in memorable … Continue reading Love A Good Story breaks track record at Batavia »

Batavia to host NYSS trotting fillies Sunday August 1, 2020

Batavia, NY — The New York Sire Stakes makes its first of two stops at Batavia Downs on Sunday (Aug. 2) and will feature both 2 and 3-year-old trotting filly divisions. There are 16 freshman fillies divided into two divisions, each going for $52,200. The first group features No Pay No Way (Credit Winner-Not A Diva) who has one NYSS win in only one lifetime start. … Continue reading Batavia to host NYSS trotting fillies Sunday »

Black Is Back in season’s best at Batavia Downs August 1, 2020

  Batavia, NY — The first Open I pace of the year saw Black Is Back impose his will on a field of seven, going gate to wire handily to capture the $10,000 feature at Batavia Downs on Friday night (July 31).   Driver Dave McNeight III seated the field after taking a quick point position with Black Is Back and then went to the … Continue reading Black Is Back in season’s best at Batavia Downs »

Il Mago, Julio’s Girl take opening features at Batavia July 30, 2020

  Batavia, NY — The 2020 racing season got underway at Batavia downs on Wednesday (July 29) with owners only on hand to watch the action. But absent a crowd and the usual fanfare, the horses showed up and took full advantage of a lightning fast track. A pair of $10,000 Open events headlined the card and the winner of each took a new seasonal … Continue reading Il Mago, Julio’s Girl take opening features at Batavia »

Batavia Downs begins their 2020 season Wednesday July 27, 2020

Batavia, NY — The 74th season of live harness racing at Batavia Downs kicks off on Wednesday (July 29) and opening night features some of the best horses on the grounds, including the Open filly and mare pacers and the Open class trotters. Post time for the first race is 5 p.m. The Downs will conduct a 43-day meet in 2020 that for the first … Continue reading Batavia Downs begins their 2020 season Wednesday »

Batavia Downs Condition Sheet now online July 22, 2020

Batavia, NY — The condition sheet for the first week of racing at Batavia Downs is now available www.bataviadownsgaming.com and on the United States Trotting Association website. Opening day of the 2020 meet is Wednesday (July 29). The draw for Wednesday (July 29) will be held on Friday (July 24) and the draw for Friday (July 31) will be held on Tuesday (July 28). The box … Continue reading Batavia Downs Condition Sheet now online »

Owners can attend lives races at Batavia Downs July 20, 2020

Batavia, NY — When the Batavia Downs live racing meet gets underway on Wednesday (July 29) there will be no fans in attendance due to concerns surrounding the Coronavirus. However there will be one exception. Listed owners of horses in to go will be allowed on the track apron starting opening night. General spectators or guests of owners will not be allowed onto the grounds … Continue reading Owners can attend lives races at Batavia Downs »

Aaron Galanti named Track Superintendent at Batavia Downs June 26, 2020

Batavia, NY — Long time Western Regional Off-Track Betting (WROTBC) employee Aaron Galanti was named the new track Track Superintendent at Batavia Downs on Thursday after Fran Mruczek announced his retirement on Monday (June 22). Galanti has worked under Mruczek for a number of years. Galanti joined WROTBC, the owner of Batavia Downs, in 2008 and has worked with the track crew since 2009. “I’m … Continue reading Aaron Galanti named Track Superintendent at Batavia Downs »

2020 Batavia Downs stall applications now available June 18, 2020

Batavia, NY — Horsemen wishing to race at Batavia Downs for the upcoming 2020 annual summer/fall meet should note that stall applications are now available on the track’s website. (www.bataviadownsgaming.com) Simply click Live Racing>Horsemen>Stall Application, Agreement & Reservations link to download. Stall applications are also available at the Western New York Harness Horsemen’s Association office located on-site at Buffalo Raceway. The complete 2020 racing schedule … Continue reading 2020 Batavia Downs stall applications now available »

Batavia Downs experienced a record breaking season December 19, 2019

Batavia, NY — Although the final day of racing was canceled on Saturday (Dec. 14) due to bad weather conditions, the clubhouse that night was still sold out and the 400 or so patrons enjoyed Christmas music instead of race calls. But that was the norm at Batavia Downs in 2019; happy customers having fun at the races. Indicators for every aspect of the racing … Continue reading Batavia Downs experienced a record breaking season »